Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae) - HBW 5, p. 621

French: Colibri d’Alice German: Weißbrust-Andenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Alicia

Taxonomy: Aglæactis aliciæ Salvin, 1896, Succa, 10,000 feet [c. 3000 m], La Libertad, north Peru.
May belong to the superspecies of A. cupripennis and A. castelnaudii. Taxonomic status still unresolved: some authors consider it a race of A. cupripennis, since immature birds have a buff-spotted chin and throat turning pure white after the first moult; otherwise, it resembles race caumatonotus of that species. Monotypic.

Distribution: E slope of W Andes at Succa, La Libertad (N Peru).

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